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Meaning of SNAP

Pronunciation:  snap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
  2. [n]  the act of catching an object with the hands; "Mays made the catch with his back to the plate"
  3. [n]  any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
  4. [v]  record on photographic film"I photographed the scene of the accident"
  5. [v]  break suddenly and abruptly; as of something under tension; "The rope snapped"
  6. [v]  snap close with a sound; "The lock snapped shut"
  7. [v]  utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone; `"No!," she snapped'; "The guard snarled at us"
  8. [v]  cause to make a snapping sound; of fingers
  9. [v]  put in play with a snap, of a football
  10. [v]  to grasp hastily or eagerly; "Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"
  11. [v]  separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
  12. [v]  move or strike with a click; "then the brightness as he clicked on the light."
  13. [v]  move with a snapping sound; "bullets snapped past us"
  14. [v]  as of tightly stretched ropes or fingers

SNAP is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: breeze, bust, catch, centering, child's play, cinch, click, click, crack, crack, duck soup, flick, grab, photograph, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, rupture, shoot, snarl, snatch, snatch, snatch up, tear, walkover
 See Also: break, close, clutch, come apart, dismantle, disunite, divide, doddle, enter, fair catch, fall apart, flip, football play, go, grab, hit, interception, interlock, interlocking, labor, lacerate, level, mesh, meshing, mouth, move, move, pan, part, pass, prehend, project, pull, pull down, put down, rase, raze, rebound, reception, record, rend, retake, rip, rip up, rive, seize, separate, separate, shoestring catch, shred, shut, snaffle, snap up, sound, speak, split up, swoop, swoop up, take down, talk, task, tear apart, tear down, tear up, toss, touch, touching, trash, undertaking, utter, verbalise, verbalize, x-ray



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Snap\, v. t. (Cricket)
    To catch out sharply (a batsman who has just snicked a bowled
  2. \Snap\, v. i.
    Of the eyes, to emit sudden, brief sparkles like those of a
    snapping fire, as sometimes in anger.
  3. \Snap\, n.
    1. Any task, labor, set of circumstances, or the like, that
       yields satisfactory results or gives pleasure with little
       trouble or effort, as an easy course of study, a job where
       work is light, a bargain, etc. [Slang, Chiefly U. S.]
    2. A snap shot with a firearm.
    3. (Photog.) A snapshot.
    4. Something of no value; as, not worth a snap. [Colloq.]
  4. \Snap\, a.
    Done, performed, made, executed, carried through, or the
    like, quickly and without deliberation; as, a snap judgment
    or decision; a snap political convention. [Colloq.]
  5. \Snap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snapped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Snapping}.] [LG. or D. snappen to snap up, to snatch; akin
    to G. schnappen, MHG. snaben, Dan. snappe, and to D. snavel
    beak, bill. Cf. {Neb}, {Snaffle}, n.]
    1. To break at once; to break short, as substances that are
             Breaks the doors open, snaps the locks. --Prior.
    2. To strike, to hit, or to shut, with a sharp sound.
    3. To bite or seize suddenly, especially with the teeth.
             He, by playing too often at the mouth of death, has
             been snapped by it at last.           --South.
    4. To break upon suddenly with sharp, angry words; to treat
       snappishly; -- usually with up. --Granville.
    5. To crack; to cause to make a sharp, cracking noise; as, to
       snap a whip.
             MacMorian snapped his fingers repeatedly. --Sir W.
    6. To project with a snap.
    {To snap back} (Football), to roll the ball back with the
       foot; -- done only by the center rush, who thus delivers
       the ball to the quarter back on his own side when both
       sides are ranged in line.
    {To snap off}.
       (a) To break suddenly.
       (b) To bite off suddenly.
  6. \Snap\, v. i.
    1. To break short, or at once; to part asunder suddenly; as,
       a mast snaps; a needle snaps.
             But this weapon will snap short, unfaithful to the
             hand that employs it.                 --Burke.
    2. To give forth, or produce, a sharp, cracking noise; to
       crack; as, blazing firewood snaps.
    3. To make an effort to bite; to aim to seize with the teeth;
       to catch eagerly (at anything); -- often with at; as, a
       dog snapsat a passenger; a fish snaps at the bait.
    4. To utter sharp, harsh, angry words; -- often with at; as,
       to snap at a child.
    5. To miss fire; as, the gun snapped.
  7. \Snap\, n. [Cf. D. snap a snatching. See {Snap}, v. t.]
    1. A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
    2. A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to
       seize, as with the teeth.
    3. A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung
       from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.
    4. A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a
       whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun.
    5. A greedy fellow. --L'Estrange.
    6. That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten
       off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement;
       hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap.
             He's a nimble fellow, And alike skilled in every
             liberal science, As having certain snaps of all.
                                                   --B. Jonson.
    7. A sudden severe interval or spell; -- applied to the
       weather; as, a cold snap.
Computing Dictionary

1. Early (IBM 360?) interpreted text-processing language for beginners, close to basic English. ["Computer Programming in English", M.P. Barnett, Harcourt Brace 1969].

2. ["Some Proposals for SNAP, A Language with Formal Macro Facilities", R.B. Napper, Computer J 10(3):231-243 (1967)].

3. To replace a pointer to a pointer with a direct pointer; to replace an old address with the forwarding address found there. If you telephone the main number for an institution and ask for a particular person by name, the operator may tell you that person's extension before connecting you, in the hopes that you will "snap your pointer" and dial direct next time. The underlying metaphor may be that of a rubber band stretched through a number of intermediate points; if you remove all the thumbtacks in the middle, it snaps into a straight line from first to last. See chase pointers.

Often, the behaviour of a trampoline is to perform an error check once and then snap the pointer that invoked it so as henceforth to bypass the trampoline (and its one-shot error check). In this context one also speaks of "snapping links". For example, in a lisp implementation, a function interface trampoline might check to make sure that the caller is passing the correct number of arguments; if it is, and if the caller and the callee are both compiled, then snapping the link allows that particular path to use a direct procedure-call instruction with no further overhead.

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